The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this morning visited Birkenhead to undertake a series of engagements. Meghan wore a very bright, bold and contrasting colour statement of bright red and purple.
The Duchess choose a Sentaler ‘Long Wide Collar Wrap Coat’, retailing for around £1,082. The crimson red coat showcases an oversized collar, long sleeves with Sentaler signature ribbed detail on the cuffs. The longline coat cinches in at the waist with a self-tie belt, with very prominent oversize diagonal pockets sitting on each hip and a singular button closure at the chest. The rear of the coat has a vent to help with ease of movement and is fully lined in satin. The coat is made from baby alpaca fabric. We have seen both Duchess’ wear Sentaler coats in the past, with Meghan wearing the same style of coat in beige for her first appearance for the Royal Families traditional walk to Christmas Church Service at Sandringham in 2017.
Meghan wore dress a Babaton for Aritzia ‘Maxwell’ dress in Acai colour-way; originally retailing for £107, it has been reduced by more than half to £38. The matte satin dress has quite a simplistic design with a slightly relaxed fit. The midi-length piece has a crew-neckline, long sleeves, a cinched waistline with darts across the bust-line and over the skirt at both the front and rear. The rear of the dress has an open back with a singular button closure and zip to the waistline. The thigh high split on the right hand side of the skirt creates a very sexy look to this floaty dress. We think this is a great date night frock, but not sure about the high slit for a royal engagement. We think that Meghan probably had her dress altered to reduce the slit on the skirt and perhaps the open back too.
Meghan carried Gabriela Hearst ‘Nina’ bag. The cognac nappa leather bag with top handle has custom rose gold hardware turn lock closure and rings at the base of the handle. The unusually shaped bag expands to a larger size upon opening. Meghan owns the same bag in an emerald green satin. Both the Nina and Demi style of bag is a huge celebrity trend at the moment.
You can add your name to the waiting list for Meghan’s bag here.
Meghan wore pumps Stuart Weitzman crimson pumps, originally retailing for £495 but now on sale for £322. These bright red suede pumps have a slightly rounded pointed toe, scoop sides and a tapered 100mm stiletto heel with a black heel cap. We do not often see Meghan wearing Stuart Weitzman, with the Duchess usually opting for Aquazzura or Jimmy Choo pumps. We love these bright pumps on Meghan and hope to see her add these to one of her black dresses to give us a another wow fashion moment.
The Duchess accessorised with her Pippa Small ‘Nosheen’ earrings, retailing for £50. These earrings are handcrafted in 18kt hammered gold on sterling silver vermeil. The studs are a misshapen oval/square style. We have seen Meghan wear these earrings on a few occasions now. The earrings take 2-3 weeks on order.
Meghan wore a new thin wavy designed bangle by Bar Jewellery, the ‘Wide Ripple Bracelet’ retailing for £240. The open cuff style is made in 18kt gold with a fluid movement to it. The bracelet is made from gold-plated recycled sterling silver with a high polish finish. The website states the bracelet is ‘handmade and finished by local artisans in London, UK using the lost wax casting method’. The bracelets are made to order and may take up to 2 weeks on order.
You can purchase he bracelet here.
Meghan wore her i+i ‘Crescent Moon Ring’ retailing for £190. This 14ct gold ring is a delicately thin size with a small crescent moon inset into the band. Meghan has worn this ring three times now, with it’s debut on Christmas day 2018. You can purchase the ring here.
Did you like the Duchess’ bright and bold colour choices today? Do you think she was challenging the Red Hat Society ladies, who are known for their bold purple and red outfits? It is said that you should never wear colours that sit adjacent on the colour wheel as they clash horribly. However, we love Meghan’s bold use of colour for today’s engagement and hope to see more of this wonderful style in the future!
Grab Meghan’s stylish look here: